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Fort Street

Let’s take a walk around Delray – where you never have to go far to find a crushed cement lawn burro. Hahaha !

“GUNSBERG’S” building. Looks like a valiant attempt at loftification here.

And then there is this crazy building with the monster clock on the corner.

Just look at this filthy thing – its just a Rococo nightmare ! But it is the most prominent landmark for this desolate little hood.

And here we have the former Peninsular Savings Bank River Street Branch.

Heres a firestation that is completely abandoned. They dont have fires in Delray, I guess.

Hey Nailhed – translation ?

Interesting little neighborhood here next to the salt mines and railroads. Fallout zone for Zug Island – one of the most polluted places on the planet Earth.

I am sure that mushroom cloud plume is all just healthy white fluffy stuff.

Much of this hood dates to the early 20th century.

From WIKI:

Not far from Zug Island, the southwest part of the city sits atop a 1,500-acre (610 ha) salt mine that is 1,100 feet (340 m) below the surface. The Detroit Salt Company mine has over 100 miles (160 km) of roads within it.[30][31]

I wish I could say the condition of this bridge is unique to some ancient part of a ghetto someplace in Detroit, but honestly half the infrastructure in Michigan looks like this.

I’ll show you other areas in this region with the same level of erosion in later posts. This has been a hellish winter in these parts, and that means spring brings failing concrete and blown apart road surfaces. This is on top of not maintaining the roads and bridges properly to begin with.

The bridge I am showing you is under a busy road with plenty of heavy traffic whizzing by.

I spotted this pair of cement staircases while driving over the bridge. So I came down to ground level to check one out.

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Nothing to see from here thats exactly new – these are the exact views of the tracks and what not that you get driving by.

On top of steel blast furnaces, salt mines and railroad tracks, we have a nice complex of oil refineries.

Did you guess that this area has some of the worst air quality in North America ?

You guessed correctly.

Locals know this salt distribution company, Morton Salt.

“When it Rains, it Pours”

I hope thats not table salt sitting there.. lol

A complete flash malfunction of a photo. Pretty intense tho.